Our recruitment experience in pharmacovigilance and drug safety jobs
We have over 50 years of experience in placing individuals in career-defining roles, so why look anywhere else when searching for your next job in pharmacovigilance and drug safety?
Monitoring and assessing both the risks and benefits of medicines is essential to improve the efficacy and safety of drugs. We have the specialist industry insights and the expert knowledge needed to help you prepare for your next role in this extremely important area of life sciences.
With our innovative technology and expansive employer networks, we’re best placed to be your lifelong career partner in life sciences. We can match you with pharmacovigilance and drug safety roles at every stage of your career, tailored to your professional ambitions and interests.
Take a look at our extensive choice of pharmacovigilance and drug safety roles.
Our pharmacovigilance and drug safety jobs
We work with leading organisations of all sizes, from global pharmaceutical businesses to smaller scale-up pharma companies, for roles including drug-safety physician and associate, plus pharmacovigilance officer, manager, and associate jobs.
Our hybrid recruitment process, teamed with our 100 offices across the UK, means we can support you as your lifelong career partner no matter where you’re based.
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PHARMACOVIGILANCE AND DRUG SAFETY JOBS FAQs
Work in the drug safety profession involves detecting, evaluating, understanding, and preventing the adverse effects of drugs. The job also includes assessing the risk and benefits of medicines to ensure they are safe to use.
The qualifications required for a pharmacovigilance and drug safety job are a pharmaceutical, medical or life sciences degree. In some cases, further qualifications in project management or a master’s degree in drug safety are required. If you are a qualified health professional, such as a nurse or a pharmacist, with suitable medical qualifications, then it’s possible to enter the area of pharmacovigilance and drug safety through this route.
The key skills needed for drug safety jobs include excellent communication (both written and verbal), analytical, problem-solving, mathematics, project management and IT skills. Observation skills and attention to detail are also very important to ensure accuracy in your work, especially as incorrect information can have serious health and safety consequences. There are many online tools that can help you develop your workplace skills, including My Learning.
Drug safety and pharmacovigilance roles both involve collating and reporting on the adverse effects of drugs for pharmaceutical companies. However, there is one difference between the two - drug safety is about being reactive, while pharmacovigilance involves proactively evaluating the environment, and identifying signals and trends within the pharmaceutical space.
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